D'Andre Swift draws parallels with rookie season in Detroit to freshman year at Georgia
D’Andre Swift is adjusting to life in the NFL after 3 seasons as a running back at Georgia. While he’s touched the ball just 16 times over the first 4 games, he scored his first career touchdown against the Saints last Sunday, and has 13 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown, the 2nd-most catches on the team in an offense helmed by former Bulldog quarterback Matthew Stafford.
With a running back room that includes veterans Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson, Swift is working to prove that he is able to make the most of the reps he is given out of the backfield by head coach Matt Patricia. To him, it’s reminiscent of his freshman season with the Bulldogs, as he was able to learn under two of the school’s best in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.
“Just got to be consistent throughout practice,” Swift said, according to 247Sports.com. “Just showing the coaches what I can do on a daily basis. Making sure I know what I’m doing, so whenever my number does get called, there’s really no let off.”
We’ll see how Swift is worked into the gameplan on Sunday, as the Lions look for their 2nd win of the season as they travel to face the Jaguars in Jacksonville.